Dec 13, 2012 3:00am PST
sandy particularly in new york and new jersey. i guess the biggest attraction was paul mccartney appearing with nirvana. >> nirvana reunited. obviously they can't have all of the members since kurt cobain is no longer with us. paul mccartney stepped in to be kurt cobain. >> bill: here's what it sounded like. ♪ ♪ >> bill: all right. >> i am very disappointed that they did not do a nirvana song. >> they didn't do one of the classics. >> they did a brand new song. >> it's called "cut me some slack," brand new song. >> bill: would have been nice to do one of the classic mccartney songs. >> he's recording that with dave grohl but i think that gawker said that this is the second worst thing to happen to nirvana fans. paul mccartney. >> i'm a big nirvana fan and i would love to see paul mccartney team up with them. dave grohl might be the best drummer working and he doesn't even drum in his band, the foo fighters now. the fact that two of them are in a band now, it would be great. >> bill: coming up, con
Dec 19, 2012 3:00am PST
news. we talked every day this week since the tragedy of sandy hook elementary school last friday, talking every day this week about the need to do something about gun control. and not just after sandy hook but sandy hook seems to be the tipping point after so many of the other mass cars because you saw these 6-year-old kids, angels taken away. let's talk about that. yesterday, expressing a little frustration over president obama not being very specific, yesterday, later in the day, we got some good news on several fronts in this effort to respond to the gun violence in this country in an intelligent and across-the across-the-board way. let me tell you about a couple of things that happened. maybe you don't know. one of the big prior to equity firms, serberus said they were going to drop sell, get rid of the freedom group. the freedom group includes bushmaster, incorporated, whatever it is, the people who make the bushmast ter assault rifle. they got a call from the california teachers association which has a huge huge pension program, and they tol
Dec 17, 2012 3:00am PST
some gun legislation. 20 innocent children with six adults were killed at sandy hook elementary. president obama spoke to a crowd much more than 900 mourners. he was understandably very shaken up e specialspecially since this is not the first time he has had to deal with this tragedy. >> since i have been president, this is the fourth time we have come together to comfort a grieving community torn apart by mass shootings. these tragedies must end. and to end them, we must change. >> president obama very emotional during that speech, as he was in his address to the nation on friday. privately, he told connecticut governor dan malloy that friday was the most difficult day of his entire presidency. publically, he promised the country that he will use whatever power he has to present another shooting like this. and on nbc's meet the press, california senator dianne feinstein promised he will have a bill to work with. >> a bill to ban assault weapons. it will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation and the possession. >> feinstein said that bill will
Dec 10, 2012 3:00am PST
disasters like comedians. that's why for my upcoming benefit for victims of hurricane sandy, i booked the strongest, smartest comics i could find. my comedian friends and i will raise money to rebuild homes and lives one laugh at a time. so tune in next friday for my all star comedy special. >> together we can get new yorkers back to yelling at strangers and ignoring our friends. [ music ] >> heard around the country and seen on current tv, this is "the bill press show." >> bill: you bet. 25 minutes after the hour. the supreme court, it's going to be interesting to see how we -- we know how scalia and clarence thomas and samuel alito will rule but where will john roberts come down? will he begin be the swing vote? how about anthony kennedy? i think it's only a matter of time. and the supreme courters of the marriage equality are saying by independence day july 4th, we ought to know whether or not the constitutional -- the states that have banned same-sex marriage, whether that will be ruled unconstitutional. peter, what have you got on before we go to the phones?
Dec 18, 2012 3:00am PST
of the sandy hook victims. it can be as simple as buying coffee for the person in line behind you or helping a stranger carry the groceries. saying something nice to someone or anything else. just tweet or post it to facebook along with what you did and use the hash tag 26 acts. >> bill: i've heard a lot about that. it is a wonderful wonderful thing. random acts of kindness. >> absolutely. >> bill: speaking of newtown we have seen, of course, as we started this conversation yesterday, we've seen far far far too many of tragedies but this one really seems to be the game changer. the game changer because again these are kids, these were first graders, these were 6 and 7-year-olds. and the idea that this gun violence this gun rampage has reached that far into a first grade classroom into an elementary school has shocked us all beyond belief. so yesterday, more and more voices coming out saying we have to do something about gun violence in america. but this wild west culture of ours. you had the voices that have alway
Dec 20, 2012 3:00am PST
politics aside for the greater good during hurricane sandy and that was really telling about him and what he did was right and he did it right at the end of an election cycle too. spielberg's other heroes, nelson man elidel la, bill clinton and gaby giffords around -- nelson mandela, bill clinton and gaby giffords. >>> abc's sam donaldson is in trouble. the former white house correspondent was arrested earlier this month in delaware on dui charges. >> bill: oh! that's too bad. >> in lewis, delaware. he failed a field sobriety test from december 1st. he's scheduled to appear in court there tomorrow. >> bill: all right. sam, i hope my home state of delaware, you know, doesn't throw sam in jail. drunk driving, i don't care who it is a serious offense. but sam let jan drive. you don't have to drive. let jan drive. >> there you go. the library of congress is out with its latest list of films that it is adding to the national film registry. the list of 25 includes dirty harry, breakfast at tiffany's a league of th
Dec 11, 2012 3:00am PST
comedians. that's why for my upcoming benefit for victims of hurricane sandy, i booked the strongest, smartest comics i could find. my comedian friends and i will raise money to rebuild homes and lives one laugh at a time. so tune in next friday for my all star comedy special. >> together we can get new yorkers back to yelling at strangers and ignoring our friends. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> announcer: broadcasting >> announcer: broadcasting across the nation, on your radio and on current tv, this is the bill press show. bill yes indeed. president obama in michigan, joining the fight against the right-to-work legislation. good morning everybody. it is tuesday december 11. you're watching the full-court press here on current tv and you're listening to it on your local talk radio station and on sirius x.m. this hour. welcome, welcome, welcome to the program. here we go as we tackle the issues of the day here on this tuesday, december 11. and, of course, give. >> chance to get involved in the conversation. not just to hear what's going on
Dec 6, 2012 3:00am PST
hurricane sandy. if approved, much of the money will go toward rebuilding homes and communities but top administrators say they want at least some of the funds to build up the region's defenses, protecting the area against future storms. and puerto rico could finally get the chance to clarify its political status. more than 800,000 puerto rican voters say they want the island to become a u.s. state. the white house is calling on lawmakers to take action and give puerto ricans a clear path forward to determining their own status. more bill press coming up after the break. stay with us. you know who's coming on to me now? you know the kind of guys who do like verse mortgage commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now. >> she gets the comedians laughing... >> that's hilarious! >> ...and the thinkers thinking. >> okay, so there's wiggle-room in the ten commandments is what you're telling me. >> you would rather deal with ahmadinejad then me. >> absolutely! >> and so would mitt romeny. >> she's joy behar. >> and the best part is t
Dec 12, 2012 3:00am PST
stabenow, sandy levin, all of the rest of the delegation john conyers. they asked him, don't sign this thing. let the legislate do its thing. don't sign this thing. if you do sign it, if you feel you have to sign it, then at least veto out the money in it. and if there is no money in it, then that right-to-work legislation could be subject to a referendum. it would go to the people and the people would get to vote on whether the they approve it or not. governor rick snyder having already, number 1, again, flipped from non-support to support, he then rejected their pleas. he signed the legislation and he left the money in meaning it cannot be the subject of a refer endim. there is no doubt why he did it. let's talk about it. 866-55-press. as president obama said the other day, this will legislation is anti-worker. what it means is it encourage people to freeload encourages people who work in union shops to refuse to pay their dues but yet they still get all of the benefits that all of the other dues-paying members have paid for and fought for and won.
Dec 4, 2012 3:00am PST
're still counting ballots like in new jersey and new york because of hurricane sandy, there were some ballots -- paper ballots they couldn't get in. every day the president's margin keeps growing to the point where he's got 51% of the vote now. mitt romney, 47%. 47%. >> i think president obama's the first democrat in -- since roosevelt to break 50 and he's broken it twice, right? >> the first to do it twice. i think johnson did it once. >> of course, johnson did it once. that's right. get somebody in here that knows something. not that you don't. >> hey, thanks a lot! >> not just the politics aspect. >> that's right. of course johnson did it. obama did it twice. >> bill: so it turned out despite all of the talk ahead of time about how close this is and real nail-biter -- it turned out to be an historic win for obama. >> but none of these states were -- what's really curious is what republican polls were telling -- pollsters were telling. i talked to paul ryan the other day. he really thought they were going to win.